IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - (Page Intro)

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Protecting information
IBM Perspective: Sunny outlook on the mainframe
Techbits: Watson: your personal shopper
Infographic: How the mainframe changed our world
Partner PoV: ISVs can help mainframe customers keep up with a rapidly evolving environment
Focus on Storage: IBM FlashSystem addresses storage and application performance issues
Currents: As data consumption expands, information protection policies must be put in place
Case Study: Credit Where Credit's Due: Isracard Group devises a novel way to verify its system integrity before disaster occurs
Cover Story: A Secure Fortress: The mainframe delivers the reliability, safety and cost-effectiveness your IT shop needs
Feature: Be Proactive in Risk Management: Protecting data is crucial as your business connects in ever-increasing ways along the access superhighway
Feature: Being Risk-Aware: New IBM and Ponemon study examines the economics of IT risk and reputation
Administrator: Active/Active Sites helps distribute workloads during outages
Tech Corner: A point-in-time tool, Runtime Diagnostics can find issues in a pinch
Solutions: Reflection 2014; CA Chorus; VFTP 3.0; Lifecycle Manager; STEPLIB-Rx; Ivory VisualConnect; Mainframe Abend Assist; Linux Enterprise Server Starter System for System z
Stop Run: Together, IBM executives Pat Toole Jr. and Pat Toole St. bring more than half a century of dedication to the company
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014